REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

GP Support

Checked: 14-02-2017 by christopher.moloney Next Review: 01-02-2018

GP Support Team (GPST) - NBT

Please see the services Information for GP Practices in Bristol (PDF)

GP Support Unit (GPSU) - UHB

The GP Support Unit (GPSU) at UHBristol will see and treat adults at risk of emergency admission who attend or are referred for admission to the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

GPSU utilise a repertoire of alternative care pathways and resources within intermediate care and will also have access to investigations such as blood tests, ECG, CXR and CT as well as the opinion of the on site medical team.

The service runs from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

A call handler with take demographics and NEWS score then you will be passed to a GPSU doctor to discuss the case. In times of high demand you may be offered a ‘call back’.

Referral Guidance - UHB

Refer by telephone via 0117 244 9283.

The service will see:

  • Adults at risk of emergency admission who attend or are referred for admission to the Bristol Royal Infirmary

  • Any patient who you are unsure whether they need admission, who needs further assessment, diagnosis or ruling out of a problem. These patients would previously have been seen on the medical take

  • Referral to the GPSU will result in three possible outcomes:

  • Patient goes directly to the Acute Medical Unit (AMU – A300);

  • GP and patient are offered an alternative to hospital admission via alternative care pathways or community alternatives or;

  • Patient is invited to the Unit for further assessment by a GP in the GPSU (Location A413)